Students learn computer-building skills while fulfilling government requests
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With many world governments facing cutbacks in the wake of the global economic crisis, it's no wonder we've seen initiatives encouraging citizens to help out their country – such as Egypt's Cairo Transport App Challenge, which we covered recently. Similarly, the SMKN 3 Mataram vocational school in Indonesia doesn't have a budget to allow its computer engineering students to practice their skills on actual hardware, and is now taking building requests from regional authorities in exchange for the components. Both the Mataram University and local government have offered funding to the college, as well as requests to build devices such…
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